It’s the news you have all been anxiously hoping for, waiting on with baited breath, searching website after website after website for clues as to its reality and tacking on those extra hours at work to be able to afford to attend when it was finally announced to the public. Yes my friends, your waiting is at an end for Guns ‘N Roses have officially released the tour dates AND the stadiums being hit during this mega tour or mega tours. The band has been keeping the music outlets like this one very busy today because not too long before this news had surfaced, they announced a special, one night only gig at the legendary Troubadour Club where they performed for the very first time. I documented the news HERE if you want to check it out. Based on the time that I have this item going live, they are probably in the middle of that gig provided it even started on time 😉 Now it’s time for you to indulge in all the rest of the big news in the press release below.
GUNS N’ ROSES RETURN FOR HISTORIC NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER STADIUM TOUR – Founder Axl Rose and Former Members, Slash and Duff McKagan, Regroup For The ‘Not In This Lifetime Tour’ Produced by Live Nation – Dates Confirmed In New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia and More – Tickets On Sale April 8 at 10:00 AM at LiveNation.com –
LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2016) – Following months of intense rumors, speculation and feverish excitement from rock music fans around the world, Guns N’ Roses confirmed today they will embark on a massive North American summer stadium tour as founder Axl Rose and former members, Slash and Duff McKagan regroup for what will be one of the century’s most anticipated musical events. The news follows their previously announced headlining dates at this year’s Coachella Music & Arts Festival. The Not In This Lifetime Tour, produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will see the iconic band headline stadium dates throughout the U.S. and Canada starting in Detroit at Ford Field on Thursday, June 23 and will include shows in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Washington DC, Philadelphia and more. A full list of tour dates is below. In a special preview, Axl, Slash and Duff will return to the stage tonight at The Troubadour in Los Angeles where the band launched their ground-breaking career.
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Following the group’s 1985 formation, Guns N’ Roses injected unbridled, unrivaled, and unstoppable attitude into the burgeoning Los Angeles rock scene. The spirit went on to captivate the entire world with the release of their 1987 debut Appetite for Destruction –the best-selling U.S. debut ever, moving 30 million copies globally. In 1991, the seven-time platinum Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II occupied the top two spots of the Billboard Top 200 upon release. Over the course of the past decade, Guns N’ Roses have performed sold out shows and headlined festivals worldwide following the critically acclaimed release of 2008’s RIAA platinum-certified Chinese Democracy. Six studio albums later, Guns N’ Roses are one of the most important and influential acts in music history and continue to set the benchmark for live performances connecting with millions of fans across the globe. Here’s your hashtag #GnFnR
Thursday, June 23, 2016 – Detroit, MI @ Ford Field
Sunday, June 26, 2016 – Washington, DC @ FEDEXFIELD
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 – Kansas City, MO @ Arrowhead Stadium
Friday, July 1, 2016 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – Cincinnati, OH @ Paul Brown Stadium
Saturday, July 9, 2016 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Field
Thursday, July 14, 2016 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, July 16, 2016 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 – Foxboro, MA @ Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 23, 2016 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 – Atlanta, GA @ Georgia Dome
Friday, July 29, 2016 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Citrus Bowl
Sunday, July 31, 2016 – New Orleans, LA @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 – Arlington, TX @ AT&T Stadium
Friday, August 5, 2016 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – San Francisco, CA @ AT&T Park
Friday, August 12, 2016 – Seattle, WA @ CenturyLink Field
Monday, August 15, 2016 – Glendale, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
Monday, August 22, 2016 – San Diego, CA @ Qualcomm Stadium
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Alright first let me say that I am not too happy with needing to do three different posts about the band in only a short amount of days. Yes GNR we fully realize you are big news but give it all out in one shot as opposed to a piece here and a piece there. Let’s not forget that there are numerous other bands out there who so desperately need the attention and time on this sort of medium. Okay, rant over. So what do you think? Are you excited beyond belief about the tour dates and the stadiums that they will be hitting? Does the news about a Guns “reunion” with some key members even interest you at this point? I think it’s pretty cool but wish it was a little clearer on who exactly would be participating outside of Axl, Duff and Slash. I know I would like to catch the performance at Metlife Stadium since not only have I never seen Guns before in concert (despite having listened to them from the very beginning) but I have also never been to the Metlife Stadium for anything. I’m sure that the historic tour will be fully documented on video for us to enjoy on Blu-ray or standard DVD. So let me know what you think about it all in the comments section below. See you with more stuff like this soon.
Official Website: http://www.gunsnroses.com